Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.
How Quittance can help
We have helped hundreds of people in Eccles, Greater Manchester and across the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.
It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker:
The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:
- the extent of your injury, and
- any financial losses or costs you have incurred.
At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.
This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.
General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).
Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.
Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)
Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Medical treatment costs
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.
Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:
Eccles road accident claims
Eccles cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians have the right to claim compensation if they have been injured due to another party's actions.
Regardless of whether you were a passenger in a car accident on Eccles's roads, or were involved in a motorbike accident, this road accident compensation guide sets out what you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Eccles
Have you been injured at work and your employer or another member of staff was liable? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
Whatever your job is, whether you are a policeman injured in the line of duty or a paramedic injured in the line of duty, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Accidents in a public place
Health and Safety data expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent accident in the Greater Manchester workplace. These types of accident are often forerunner to injuries categorised as something else for instance being hit by moving machinery, being trapped by something collapsing or an asphyxiation accident. Public place accident claims injuries like sprained ankles occurring on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with recent trips having occurred on Eccles Old Rd and on Eccles.
Lawyers can assist with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.
Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim
More claim types
Quittance's team understand the vital difference a compensation claim makes to seriously injured claimants. The panel of solicitors fight for the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes claiming for physiotherapy and treatment. Quittance's network of expert solicitor firms have for many years helped claimants impacted by major accidents.
Further information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims
Eccles No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Eccles injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Eccles, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.
By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.
You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.
What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?
You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
What experience do you have of injury claims in Eccles?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Eccles, Greater Manchester and throughout the country, get compensation.
In 2017, we helped 100's of injured claimants in Greater Manchester get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents in the office.
With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, means you can focus on your recovery.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.
Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?
You do not need to choose a solicitor near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
What should you look for when checking reviews for solicitors in Eccles?
Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
What are the road accident statistics in Eccles
Our network of expert no win no fee lawyers have years of experience in negotiating the best awards for claimants who have been injured in a road accident in Eccles.
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Eccles are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show 5 fatal accidents, 65 serious accidents and 467 slight accidents in 2013 in Salford (Total events were 537 local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 549. Incidents in Eccles in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A580 and A572 crossroads and on the B5211 and B5214 roundabout.
Eccles work accident statistics
The latest 2019 work injury stats for the Salford Local Authority (2013/14) are published under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive:
|Work accidents in Salford Local Authority HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Exposed to explosion||1|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||3|
|Fall from height||28|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||3|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||90|
|Struck by moving vehicle||9|
|Struck by object||22|
|Trapped by something collapsing||2|
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?
You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.
However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.
How long will my claim take?
The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.
Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.
Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.
Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.
Can I get an early compensation payment?
If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.
An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.